Bedfordshire Regiment war memorial, Kempston

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Beds & Herts Pictorial , 15th November 1921
Beds Regt war memorial blessing

The Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Rev Michael Furze, consecrating the newly erected memorial to more than 7,000 men of the Bedfordshire Regiment killed in World War One. The ceremony took place on Armistice Day, November 11th, 1921, after the memorial had been unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Samuel Howard Whitbread, and his wife. Many wreaths were then laid, including two by the Mayors of Luton and Dunstable.

The war memorial, opposite the former Kempston Barracks at Bedford, is among 13 that have been listed or upgraded by Historic England to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the bloodshed and mud that was Passchendaele - click here for more details.

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